Strategic Intelligence by Loch K. Johnson (Ed.)

By Loch K. Johnson (Ed.)

While a number of wonderful texts on intelligence were released during the last decade, there's no complementary set of volumes that addresses the topic in a entire demeanour for the final reader. This significant set explains how the 16 significant U.S. intelligence businesses function, how they acquire details from worldwide, the issues they face in delivering extra perception into this uncooked details throughout the strategies of research, and the problems that accompany the dissemination of intelligence to policymakers in a well timed demeanour. additional, in a democracy it is very important have responsibility over mystery organizations and to think about a few moral benchmarks in accomplishing clandestine operations.

In addition to intelligence assortment and research and the topic of intelligence responsibility, this set addresses the demanding situations of counterintelligence and counterterrorism, besides covert motion. extra, it offers comparisons in regards to the a variety of techniques to intelligence followed via different international locations around the globe. Its 5 volumes underscore the background, the politics, and the rules wanted for an excellent comprehension of the way the U.S. intelligence neighborhood services within the sleek age of globalization, characterised via a speedy circulation of data throughout nationwide boundaries.

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Whereas numerous advantageous texts on intelligence were released during the last decade, there isn't any complementary set of volumes that addresses the topic in a accomplished demeanour for the final reader. This significant set explains how the 16 significant U. S. intelligence enterprises function, how they gather info from world wide, the issues they face in delivering additional perception into this uncooked details in the course of the concepts of study, and the problems that accompany the dissemination of intelligence to policymakers in a well timed demeanour.

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Intelligence amy b. zegart                     important and less understood. During the Cold War, the Soviet Union had territory on a map, officials in embassies, and a military that wore uniforms and paraded missiles through Red Square. S. national security no longer comes from great powers with return addresses and massive military might, but from small bands of transnational terrorists driven by fanaticism, hidden from view, and armed with deadly weapons that can be concealed in a suitcase or vial.

72. Robert Jervis, ‘‘Intelligence and Foreign Policy,’’ International Security 2 (1986–87), pp. 141–61. 73. Richard K. Betts, ‘‘Analysis, War and Decision: Why Intelligence Failures Are Inevitable,’’ World Politics 3 (1978), pp. 961–88. 74. Jack Davis, ‘‘A Policymaker’s Perspective on Intelligence Analysis,’’ Studies in Intelligence 38 (1995), pp. 7–15. 16 understanding the hidden side of government 75. Klaus Knorr, ‘‘Failures in National Intelligence Estimates: The Case of the Cuban Missiles,’’ World Politics 16 (April 1984), pp.

Intelligence agencies have been largely ignored because they are too domestic for international relations theorists and too foreign for scholars of American politics, because social norms and incentives discourage 28 understanding the hidden side of government most scholars from venturing too far from the main intellectual currents of their fields, because it is exceptionally difficult for academics to get their hands on intelligence information for their work, and because plenty of other topics are easier to study.

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